Autumn Sage, Cherry Sage, Gregg's Sage, Texas Sage
Salvia greggii 'San Takao'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: greggii (GREG-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: San Takao
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Aromatic

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Cottonwood, Arizona

Clayton, California

Vista, California

Deland, Florida

Gainesville, Florida

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Raleigh, North Carolina

Abilene, Texas

Denton, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas (2 reports)

Midland, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Bothell, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 10, 2007, yotedog from Raleigh, NC wrote:

Beautiful salvia, very hardy in a raised bed with sun in my high heat and humidity climate. No pests or disease yet in one growing season.
Edited to say, now in its third season, gets less than a full day's sun (other plants around it have grown), still doing wonderfully and starting to bloom 4/14/09. Absolutely no pest or disease problems to date.